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. peter, calling from new york city. hey, peter. >> caller: hey bill, good morning. how are you? >> bill: thanks for joining us. what's your take on all of this? >> caller: my take is that i'm actually alarmed that we think that we can't cut $85 billion out of a $3.6 trillion budget or to put it another way about 1/3 of 1% of the $17 trillion gross domestic product and think that this is going to crater our economy. if our economy is that weak, then there's been no recovery and what is the point anyway? if we're really concerned about the cuts, bill, why don't you advocate the president give all of the different departments to take the cuts and allocate it so it's best used so it is not across the board. >> bill: first he can't do that. of the sequester is legislation passed by congress which calls for across-the-board cuts. the president can't unilaterally rewrite legislation. so that's the first thing my response to you peter is first of all, i would say -- the congressional budget office says it is going to shrink the economy by 1.3%. it is going to reverse our economic recovery and i
a completely illegal and unnecessary war in the first place, they took out whole city blocks because they thought saadam might be there. >> and they down played the civilian deaths. >> stephanie: oh, that's what offended me so much. they only talked about american deaths. and we don't even know -- >> no. it's probably millions. >> stephanie: right. and i'm going so that doesn't matter, you know? anyway, representative mike rogers republican from michigan. >> we do have oversight into it. i knew about all of it leading up to it including very shortly thereafter and i review all of the air strikes that we use under this title of the law. >> stephanie: so john brennan will face questioning about the drone program, obviously and then as i mentioned earlier -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: the senate armed services committee delayed a vote on chuck hagel. >> he is too radical. >> they are troubled about things that happened in his vicinity that he had nothing to do with. >> i would wait to hear what they think about this show. >> stephanie: right,
: during the first few days after sandy, there was not a single homicide in the city of new york contrary to what mr. lapierrre lied and only seven alleged luting cases in all of brooklyn. what's he talking about and do his fans care? >> he's been watching too many movies, mad max australia back after 2,000 years. the guy simply is detached from reality. i think the -- >> john: does he need to be? isn't his job to sell fear? >> i was completely wrong about three months ago. less than that. after the newtown massacre, and there have been a sequence of horrific events. i kept waiting for an alternative force to emerge within the nra. somebody to stand up. somebody akin to what's going on in the republican party now or even a karl rove saying hey guys, we can't win this way. there are gun owners who are sensible. i keep waiting for some of those to band together saying here's what we think we can do. >> john: you see 85% of nra members support background checks. >> there's no voice. they need somebody to be their recognizable face who can then -- >> take on the leadership. >> push lapierrre
to discuss his gun safety proposals and also talk about the measures that cities have already taken to curb gun violence. afterwards, he will give public remarks where he may discuss the latest tragedy the shooting death of chris kyle. a former member of a seal team three, also known as american's deadlyist sniper. kyle volunteered his time helping veterans deal with post-traumatic stress. police arrested 25-year-old eddie ray ralph a many rear -- a marine forallegedly shooting a neighbor at a gun range. they suspect ralph was suffering from some sort of mental illness. >>> approving mental health -- improving meant ath health services is one aspect of gun safety on the table. another is universal background checks. a proposition with tremendous support from everyone except the nra and at least not now because back in 1999, nra executive vice president wayne lapierrre was in favor of universal background checks and a clip of that was used in an ad that ran during the super bowl. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory in-state criminal background checks for every sale at every gun
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